From Wednesday, Milan will highlight the best of Italy’s design talent with a combination of shows, events and presentations. Dior, Valentino, Gucci, Prada and Bottega Veneta are among the labels showcasing their spring/summer 2017 collections to the fashion industry and discerning buyers. To celebrate the new season, we guide you through some of the best designer fashion buys to see you through a week of fashion shows. Whether you are seeking statement street-style pieces for AW16 or looking for top fashion souvenirs from the best Italian designers, we bring you the key Italian brands and pieces to invest in this season. Highlights include the Prada Cahier, one of the season’s most covetable designer handbags, and Max Mara’s heeled leather Oxfords, the perfect shoes to take you through autumn and winter. Browse the best of AW16’s best fashion buys here.